BMC Control-M Workload Automation WLA


BMC Control-M Workload Automation WLA is a solution that provides unmatched application workflow automation, lowering operating costs and increasing application deployment speed. It delivers enhanced business value with high availability, enhanced analytics, and faster application deployment through automated job promotion from development to test to production for optimal bi-modal IT innovation.

Business Challenge

Pressure is growing for IT organizations to deliver new services more quickly and to get systems running more reliably. Meanwhile, meeting these needs is becoming more challenging because of the many interdependencies among systems and their demands on limited resources. To keep up with demands, IT teams need to automate as much support and development work as possible.

BMC Solution

WLA, the next generation of BMC’s industry leading workload automation solution, continues to improve workflow services performance, usability, and reduce operating efficiencies with new capabilities such as risk-reducing high availability, out-of-the box predictive analytics, automated agent and client deployment for faster upgrades and maintenance, and a time-saving global calendar capability.

Product Details

WLA automates and simplifies batch job creation, scheduling, and management across IT environments. It makes it easy to build and monitor workflows through a graphical interface that provides a single point of control for all enterprise batch jobs. WLA presents a common view of all enterprise workloads and provides a single, consistent GUI to automate workflow development, scheduling, and management.

Automated client and agent deployment capabilities:

Using the automated agent and client deployment capability in Control-M, users can reduce the time previously required for manual upgrades and maintenance. With a few simple steps agents and clients can be deployed or updated from a central point of control. The deployment of agent updates can also be scheduled to a later time, increasing flexibility and reducing costs.

High availability:

WLA High Availability enables you to maximize your production environment uptime, prevent data loss, and ensure business continuity in the event of hardware maintenance or failure. It supports automatic or manual failovers to a secondary host from a single point of control.

Automated Application Workflow Promotion:

Using Workload Change Manager, you can now automate application workflow promotion between test and production environments to accelerate application change and deployment cycle times.

Run Time Analytics:

WLA features advanced out-of-thebox insight into all jobs across your enterprise significantly improving run time estimation with Batch Impact Manager analytics. And jobs no longer have to be defined as a part of a Batch Impact Manager service.

Usage alerts:

Keep an eye on your task usage with Usage Alerts. You can define task usage alert thresholds across all of your WLA environments and automatically receive an email alert when thresholds are reached.